Learn about the LSAT

Learn the basics about the LSAT–including what to expect on Test Day.

  • What’s a good LSAT score?

    The LSAT is scored on a 120-180 scale. The average LSAT score is about a 151. This relatively small range of scores means that small improvements in performance can increase your score and percentile ranking quite a bit. Sometimes, a one point increase in your score can boost your percentile ranking by as many as 5 points. Read More >

  • What’s tested on the LSAT?

    The LSAT, at its core, is a test of your ability to manipulate language in a logical way within a limited amount of time. It is a test of skill, not content. You parse arguments, you rip apart and reconstruct language, and you don’t take any statement for granted. The Four Core Skills essential to LSAT success are all reflections of this. Read More >

  • How should I study for the LSAT?

    To do your best on the LSAT, research shows that you’re likely to need to study about 20-25 hours per week for up to 3 months. How do you know how to spend that time? Practice courses or books give you a roadmap of how to study, and will teach you how to think and keep your stamina up for the LSAT. Read More >

  • When should I take the LSAT?

    With the LSAT only given four times a year, you need to be strategic with which one you choose. You should choose a test date that allows you adequate time to prep, but the most important factor is the admissions cycle. Read more >

Studying for the LSAT

The LSAT has a score range from 120-180. Your score is based on your scaled score from four section–reading comprehension, logic games, and two logical reasoning sections. The LSAT also has one experimental section that could be any of these three types and places anywhere in the test; thus, you never know which section it is. At the end of the test, there will be 35 minute writing sample. The writing sample is not graded. It only allows law schools to see a sample of how you write and form arguments.

  • What’s on the LSAT: Logic Games

    In the beginning stages of their prep, most LSAT test takers despise logic games. But once you learn the how to apply formal logic, they can be quite fun. The logic game section consists of 22-24 questions you will have to answer in 35 minutes. They test your formal logic and inference abilities. Learn more >

  • What’s on the LSAT: Logical Reasoning

    The logical reasoning questions are designed to test your ability to analyze, evaluate, and complete arguments. There are two logical reasoning sections and roughly 25 questions per logical reasoning section. As with every LSAT section, you have 35 minutes to complete the section. Each logical reasoning question in structured in there parts: the question, the passage, and the possible answers. Learn more >

  • What’s on the LSAT: Reading Comprehension

    The reading comprehension section consists of four passages and 26-28 questions. The type and topic of the passages will vary. You will have 35 minutes for the section, giving you about 8 minutes per passage with a few minutes to spare to check answers.  Learn more >

LSAT Prep Courses

Allow yourself at least 150-300 hours of preparation time. Even though you’re capable of doing anything you set your mind to, you have to do the work first. This is a very difficult exam. Take enough time to practice, prepare, and build confidence for Test Day.

  • LSAT Prep – Live Online

    Kaplan’s live, instructor-led online courses provide the benefits of a classroom experience with the flexibility of attending from wherever you are. Learn more >

  • LSAT Prep – In Person

    Kaplan’s In Person option is your perfect blend of in-class instruction with expert LSAT faculty and comprehensive resources for out-of-class, realistic practice. Learn more >

  • LSAT Prep – Self-Paced Online

    Want test prep on your terms? Prefer working on your own from home? With Kaplan’s self-paced online courses, you can work at your own place, at your own pace—wherever you are, at whatever time suits you. Learn more >

  • LSAT Prep Books

    Study proven strategies, boost your reasoning and logic skills, practice your pacing, and master the test with multiple practice tests. Learn more >

  • The LSAT Channel

    You can tailor even more personal review with Kaplan’s LSAT Channel. Access hundreds of live and recorded videos on many topics–study for the LSAT, formal logic, section strategies, and beyond the LSAT. Learn more >